Tomorrow: Stop a Polluter Puppet from Leading the EPA
January 17, 2017
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Action alert sent by Deirdre Shelly at 350.org. (Please note that EPA has wide ranging oversight on nuclear power, radioactive waste, and radiation/health matters. As but a couple examples: EPA determines Protective Action Guidelines (PAGs) for hazardous ionizing radioactivity in the environment and food, in the event of a nuclear disaster; and EPA sets the radiation release regulations at the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste dump in Nevada.) 

Friends,

Donald Trump wants a climate change denier and friend of Big Oil running the EPA.

The President-elect has appointed Scott Pruitt, a man who’s built his career attacking and undermining the very agency he is set to run. As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Pruitt proved himself a puppet of the fossil fuel industry: he formed a secret alliance with oil and coal companies to gut our environmental regulations and defended ExxonMobil’s climate cover-up.

On Wednesday, the US Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for Pruitt. We’re planning a rally outside the hearing to send the message that we oppose Trump's radical anti-science, pro-fossil fuel nominee. A big action just before the hearing can help set the tone for press coverage, and show Senators that there’s vocal support for their opposition to Pruitt.

Can you join us in DC on Wednesday for a rally to #StopPruitt?

Here are the details:

What: #StopPruitt Rally. A rally outside the Senate confirmation hearing for climate denier Scott Pruitt.

Who: 350.org, the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and area climate activists.

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave NE & 1st St NE.

When: Wednesday, January 18th, 9:15 AM.

Click here to RSVP to the event on Facebook.

On Wednesday morning, we will gather outside the Senate office building where Pruitt’s hearing is being held. We’ll have signs, banners and a few speakers, and need a big crowd that’s ready to make some noise. When we gathered like this ahead of Rex Tillerson’s hearing, we got good press coverage and encouraged Senators to ask hard questions.

Over the past month, our movement has taken to the streets to resist Trump’s Climate Denier Cabinet. We made thousands of calls to our Senators, held rallies outside Senate offices across the country and mobilized outside Rex Tillerson’s hearing for Secretary of State. On Wednesday, let’s keep up the fight.

See you in the streets,

Deirdre

Update on January 17, 2017 by Registered Commenteradmin

See these references related to the Pruitt nomination, provided by Food & Water Watch:

1. Corporate States of America: Industry Ties to Trump's Cabinet Nominations, Food & Water Watch, January 6, 2017.

2. Mapping EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt's Many Fossil Fuel Ties, Desmogblog, January 13, 2017.

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